Artemisa, Cuba - New forest areas were planted in the municipality of Caimito in the current year with the purpose of preventing in the future the soil erosion, protecting rivers and lagoons, providing wood and producing oxygen for living beings, as expressed Domingo Lemus Pérez, head of the State Forest Service (SEF) in the town.
He explained that they recently completed the planting of thirty-three hectares of these plantations with the participation of the Genetic Livestock Company (EPG) Los Naranjos, the Costa Sur Forestry, the Agricultural Production Cooperative (CPA) Dionisio San Román, the Basic Unit of Cooperative Production (UBPC) November 14, and several entities of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR).
Lemus Pérez also said that in the north coast of Caimito, they have been carrying out a restoration work on all areas infested with invasive plants in order to cover them in the future with different mangrove species, highlighting red and dark, as well as other important ecological vegetation types.
In that area, the specialist added, they have planned to repopulate five hectares until 2020, and at present they already have one and a half in the coastal part of El Salado beach.
Translated by Lorenzo Raúl Alonso López
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